Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

In 2002, Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette. These regulations were drafted to promote safety during the handling, transporting, and storing dangerous goods in the country. The Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety branches in provinces all over Canada are responsible for regulating dangerous goods under the TDG Regulations. Included TDG regulations is a stipulation for businesses that handle dangerous goods to train its staff in a TDG course.

Grande Prairie First Aid

Grande Prairie First Aid is a training provider of Transportation of Dangerous Goods courses in Alberta. It offers TDG training monthly, as a classroom course an an online course. Both kinds of TDG courses are quite popular with prospective trainees, depending on their training and certification needs.

TDG Classroom Course

The TDG classroom course is available monthly and runs for four hours. It has nine units in the curriculum and costs 49.99 dollars. Classroom training is targeted towards students who are able to attend classroom lectures from 8 AM to 5 PM.

TDG Online Course

The TDG online course is also available monthly and runs for three hours. There are nine modules (similar to the nine units in the classroom course) to complete. After each module, there is a short test that the student needs to pass to proceed to the next one. It costs 29.99 dollars.

Online training is targeted towards students who are unable to attend regular classroom training. This is perfect for students who are still in school or have personal responsibilities during the day and cannot attend the classroom course.

TDG Certificates

TDG training credentials are awarded to trainees who are able to complete the training program with at least 80 percent on the final exam. Credentials for TDG training do not expire like credentials for first aid and CPR training, nor are trainees required to take refresher courses every few years.

Enrolling in either TDG course is pretty easy. There is a complete set of schedules below, as well as an online enrollment form. You may enroll in person during our office hours, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Getting started on training: Large means of containment

Dangeorus goods are required to be properly labeled and contained. Large means of containment have a capacity larger than 450 liters and must be labeled adequately with a safety mark. The safety mark on this large container should be placards found on all four sides.

A placard is 250mm long on each side, with specific information on it:

  • Date
  • Name and address of consignor
  • Description of goods: shipping name, technical name, words “not odorized”, classification, compatibility group, subsidiary classifications, UN number, packing group
  • SI units quantity
  • Net explosives quantity
  • 24-hour contact details of the consignor

Be sure to sign up early for training. Because TDG courses are only offered monthly, slots run out very fast. For a faster enrollment process, you can sign up for training in person, where your slot will be immediately confirmed. Online sign up is easily accessible but slots are only confirmed during the next business day.